River Kings are readying

Rachael Keating/Clinton HeraldClinton sophomore Ethan Barry gets a takedown against Davenport West’s CJ Bush during last week’s senior night meet against Davenport West and Davenport Central at Yourd Gym.

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4:15 p.m. 

Barry wins consolation match 

Ethan Barry struck early to edge Noah Stober from Ankeny Centennial 5-3 in the consolation round on day one and moves on to wrestle again on Friday. 

Barry picked up the first two points with a takedown with 55 seconds left in the first period, and picked up another point to start off the second. Barry picked up two more points to go into the third period ahead 5-1.

Stober picked up two more points late in the third to cut it to 5-3. 

Barry will wrestle Kenny Lampman (22-10) tomorrow.

3:00 p.m.

Barry loses 1-0 in first round

Clinton sophomore Ethan Barry couldn't generate enough offense to win a battle of ranked wrestlers in first round action at the Iowa High School state wrestling tournament. 

Barry, ranked fifth, fell 1-0 to No. 4. Brayden Wolf of Waverly-Shell Rock. Wolf garned the lone point of the match by escaping with a little more than a minute remaining in the third period. 

In the down position in the second period, Barry's attempts at reversal or escape were nullified by Wolf, leading to the score being knotted at zero heading into the third. 

He will now be in the consolation bracket with an upcoming match against Noah Stober. 

2:10 p.m.

Larkin wins by pin in first round

Clinton's 138-pounder Isaac Larkin made quick work of Burlington's Colin Masters in first-round action.

Larkin (32-4) pinned Masters (17-24) in 33 seconds to move on to Friday's quarterfinal round. Larkin jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage with a takedown in the first 30 seconds, and was able to secure the pin shortly after. 

Larkin will face Trenten Wennermark of Cedar Rapids Prairie in Friday's quarterfinals. Wennermark, ranked sixth, pinned Kyle Kuckta in 3:41 in the first round. 

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